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Maryland Politics: December 9, 2007 - December 15, 2007

Hendershot Hired in Prince George's

Former Prince George's County Councilman Thomas R. Hendershot (D-New Carrolton) is back. Hendershot, who was forced from the council by term limits last year, has been hired by the Prince George's County Fire Department as an Administrative Assistant I/II, reviewing...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  December 14, 2007; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Campaign Claims 100 Elected Endorsers

The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama today released the names of 100 elected officials in Maryland who are supporting the Democratic presidential hopeful in the state's Feb. 12 primary. Obama's Maryland campaign is led by Attorney General Doug Gansler...

By John Wagner  |  December 13, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Kensington Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The Kensington Town Council is urging the Maryland General Assembly to approve a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. In a resolution passed unanimously Monday night, the town joined Takoma Park in supporting legislation that would amends...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  December 13, 2007; 6:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live Discussion With Nancy S. Grasmick

A defiant Maryland State Board of Education voted yesterday to renew the contract of Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick, brushing aside objections from the governor and two leaders of the General Assembly. The divided vote, taken during a three-hour, closed-door session,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 12, 2007; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Carr Tapped to Succeed Lawton

Montgomery County's Democratic Central Committee has tapped Al Carr, a Kensington Town Council member, to succeed the late Del. Jane Lawton in District 18. Carr, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat last fall, is a telecommunications businessman and engineer. He...

By Ann Marimow  |  December 12, 2007; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Great Moments at the Board of Public Works

Truth be told, meetings of the Maryland Board of Public Works can be a little dull. The primary task of the three-member panel -- made up of the governor, comptroller and state treasurer -- is to approve state contracts. So...

By John Wagner  |  December 12, 2007; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Board Decides to Renew Grasmick's Contract

The state Board of Education agreed today to renew State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick's contract for another four years, despite a request from leading lawmakers and Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to delay such a step until at least the summer. O'Malley...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  December 11, 2007; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pelles Gets Family Backing for Lawton's Seat

With the Democratic Central Committee poised to meet tonight to vote for a successor to the late Montgomery Del. Jane Lawton, her family has thrown its support behind Rosalyn "Roz" Woodward Pelles. Lawton's husband Stephan and two daughters are urging...

By Ann Marimow  |  December 11, 2007; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In James We Trust

In the last few election cycles, Republicans haven't made much headway in Maryland's 4th Congressional District, which includes part of Mongtomery and most of Prince George's. But Peter James, 52, isn't just running as a Republican for the seat, now...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  December 11, 2007; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Candidates Line Up for Lawton's Seat in District 18

The field of candidates vying for the District 18 seat of former Montgomery delegate Jane Lawton is taking shape. Five candidates - four men and one woman - have applied to the county Democratic Central Committee, which will vote Tuesday...

By Ann Marimow  |  December 10, 2007; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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